Sunday, July 12, 2009

Accidental Fast Food Cup Collection

I should start throwing away cups after bringing them into my room, even though it has evolved into a pretty cool collection next to my window! haha! Maybe evolved shouldn't be the word to use in this context. These cups have been sitting there for a while. *shivers* Now I'm gonna throw them away. I just wanted to share my moment of unnecessary-spontaneous-enjoyment in my life. As you can see, I don't stick with one type of food... I go international! From Mexican, to Filipino, to good ol' American! num num num num... Gosh, I need to an apple.

(from left to right: Chipotle, El Pollo Loco, Sonics, Jollibee, Jack In The Box, Carl's Jr.. Never heard of some of them? Wiki it! Or Bing.com like Olivia Munn.)

Joke from of the Day

"A redhead tells her blonde sister that she slept with a brazilian man. The blonde says, 'OMG! YOU SLUT! How many is a brazilian?'"
-Natalie (www.youtube.com/communitychannel)

San Rafael Twilight

(WARNING: San Rafael Twilight has NOTHING to do with the Twilight movie. If you clicked here in hope of Robert Pattinson pictures, you've set yourself up for disappointed. But please, don't let this discourage you. Cause Robert Pattinson reads my blogs. He told me himself)


Yesterday I had the privilege to work and provide the sounds for NCNCA's San Rafael Twilight. I very familiar with this organization cause I've raced the Best of the West and was the NCNCA Track Cycling Junior Division Champion. Oh yeah! NCNCA stands for Northern California Nevada Cycling Association. This is my second trip to San Rafael, Ca EVER! My first time was when I brought my Adobo Street Connection Street Team while I MC'd at Dominican University's Kapamilya 1st Annual Showcase.

My dad and I left the house around 8am and got to our destination around 9:30am. Typically, criterium races are held in the early morning. What makes Twilight so different is that it's held from the afternoon til night and it makes it difficult for racers to see further during turns.

Since we got there so early, my dad and I went on an adventure around San Rafael. Ate at Quizno's and checked out Performance Cycling. There sure are A LOT of Thai food places. I think I counted five Thai Resturaunts on one street.

Oh! And this one guy with the ugliest teeth yelled at us saying, "This guy's an asshole!" My dad told me to give him the finger as we drove off. I didn't do it, but I did laugh at the guy and smiled. Sometimes smiles are worse cause it could mean I have something devious planned. *Evil grin...* Iunno what made this guy pissed off. All that we did was let him cross the street while his crosswalk light was red! Give a guy with ugly teeth some good grace and we get called an asshole. PFTH!

So after we ate and what-not, we went back to where we needed to set up around 12pm. The NCNCA had a whole part of the city blocked off for the race. It was pretty cool watching cops blockade the street while we set up.

As we were setting up, I noticed this pizza place across the street. Their delivery people were literally walking in and out like nobodies business. I thought to myself, "This place MUST be crackin!" After all the technically difficulties and the event starting, I went there on my break.

As I walked in, I noticed I was the only Asian in the facility and all the desks employees (literally all) were buff Italian looking guys. Seriously, I thought it was owned by the mafia or something. I asked for a menu and ordered a Trentino.

Trentino
Mozzarella, Parmesan, Crumbled Feta, Baby Spinach, Red Onions, Pancetta (Italian Bacon), Herbs, and Meyer Lemon Olive Oil (No Tomato Sauce) (recipe source: www.amicis.com)

Their service and food is awesome and I do recommend going there! I asked about their garlic bread and three of these buff guys said "You should get it!" Out of intimidation, fear, and disregarding the total amount of my order, I asked for garlic bread. Those were thumbs up as well. Amici's FTW!

I think THE best race that happened was the 5-Years old and under Children race. Literally watching 20-30 babies determined, confused, or just plain laughing from happiness racing across the short stretch of the biking course would make anyone happy. Especially their parents/guardian helping them down the race way.

A dad pushing his kid across the finish line. /woot


I tried my best to get as many kids on bikes in one shot


Doess this even count as a bike?! His parents must be so proud.


DUDE! This lil' guy was totally focused!

I got more pictures of the children race which I'll probably post up later. Anyway, I walked around the racing area and noticed some interesting sculptures. One was made of bicycle rims! I thought that was pretty awesome and the perfect sculpture for this event. I thought this was very abstract and the structure was very unique.


I also ran into what looked like an independent films theater! I love movies! If you ask anyone, I could literally waste a day away just sitting in front of my computer, Xbox 360, DVD Player, Netflix, CrunchRoll... yeah... that's my major in college as well.


Anyway, my blog just turned into a photo gallery. For those who actually read to the end of this blog, YOU ARE AWESOME! I'll make you adobo or something. :D There's so much to show you guys, but as much as I'd love to continue talking about my 14 hour work day, I've gotta study for my Physics and Psychology summer class. /cheer *sarcasm*

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Finale of Step Up 3D and I can't make it.

Before I forget... It's 7-11 today. You know what that means! FREE SLURPEE DAY!!

Darn! Why'd Mr. Chu have to be filming the finale at Brooklyn. Anyway, if anyone was interested in be part of the finale of
"Step Up 3D" next week, this is the information they're looking for.

@jonmchu Have you registered to come be in Step Up 3D next week ? Bring your friends!! email su3worldjam@gmail.com to put your name on the list.


The email I received:

"Thank you for your interest in participating in the Step Up 3D World Jam Finale!

***YOU MUST BE AT LEAST 18 YEARS OLD on Tuesday, July 14th to participate! Be prepared to show a driver's license, passport, or other government-issued photo ID at the door.***

***We will be shooting from Tuesday, July 14th through Friday, July 17th - Please be prepared to be at the set for approximately 12 hours on Tuesday. If you are available Wednesday-Friday, please let us know you are interested. Tuesday is the big day!

Still interested? Reply to this e-mail with the following information:

Your full legal name:
Your age:
Your phone number (cell is preferable):
Your e-mail address (if different from the one you are using now):

Please note the following information:

•You will be required to sign a photo release to appear in the movie.
•There will be a holding area where you will be able to sit between the shoot set ups.
•You will have access to bathrooms.
•You could be waiting for long periods of time so feel free to bring reading material.
•Breakfast and a box lunch will be served as will beverages and snacks during the day.
•DO NOT bring valuables to the set. We will not be able to be responsible for anything left unattended and you will not be able to bring personal items onto set.
•NO CAMERAS will be allowed on set.

There will be shuttles that will pick you up from the F train at Jay Street in Dumbo at 8:30A to bring you to the set in the Brooklyn Navy Yard.

WARDROBE:
NO: white, red, or day glo/neon colors. NO: big logos, band tee shirts, cartoon/super heroes on clothing. NO: crazy patterns or stripes as they vibrate on camera (plaid/flannels are usually ok)
Some logos are fine as long as they are small, as we have clearance from mostly all of the bigger apparel companies like Nike, Adidas, Puma, Fila, Pony, etc.
Bring your coolest outfit. We love accessories (like jewelry, bandanas, belts, hats - get creative), great sneaks, the more personality the better - may it be underground hip hop, hipster, bboy, etc. Color is fine just nothing too over the top, it should be blended with black or other muted colors. When you are seen in the background you just shouldn't have anything so bright or patterned on that you pop out. Remember brand new clothing isn't always believable or lived in so the best things you can bring are things that have been worn in and loved. For instance, a beat up pair of converse will look way better than if you came in with a brand new pair fresh from the box. Please come wearing your favorite outfit, and pack a second outfit option in the event we need to change what you are wearing. Options are always appreciated!

Please e-mail us with any other questions!

Thanks again!"

Friday, July 10, 2009

GLP (Gabe LeeJay Passion) @ SJSU



I was bored so I made an ASC video with Part 1 of GLP (Gabe LeeJay Passion) @ SJSU's Akbayan Showcase '08 with the help of Jonathan Garcia getting the coverage (that's him in the intro). I'm only gonna post it on my Blogspot. Enjoy and thanks for stopping by!

Jonathan Garcia
http://www.facebook.com/JonathanofASC
http://www.myspace.com/421679100
http://www.adobostreetconnection.com

GLP
http://www.youtube.com/gabebondoc
http://www.youtube.com/leejaybeats
http://www.youtube.com/passionsf

SJSU's Akbayan
http://akbayansjsu.wordpress.com/

Microphone testing 1, 2, 3...

I just wanted to be part of the cool people.